by Jamie Hansen April 19, 2019

I'll start with steady hands and an open heart. I don't know where this will go. But I don’t think there was any point in my life that I didn’t think I needed to be an artist.  My parents tell me that I was drawing as soon as I was talking.  The sub flooring of my parents' house is covered with my crayon and pencil drawings from when I was small. Mom and Dad were converting our garage into a den and they let me draw all over the new floorboards before they covered them.  

I’ve been drawing since before I could write.  My mom gave me paints in my Easter basket and art supplies under our Christmas tree. I’ve been taking community art classes since middle school, and I have been lucky enough to have support and encouragement from instructors, teachers, professors, and now my wonderful friends and family. I've traveled around Europe and the US in pursuit of my craft.  When I couldn't find time to paint, I sobbed to my husband that there were pieces that would die in my fingers if I didn’t have time to make them.  

There are many things in the world around me that inspire my techniques and my subject matter.  But for the decision to be an artist: I think it’s much the same as a preacher or a clergy member. It simply is.  You can’t ignore your faith. You feel it calling and it would be like denying the core of your being if you can't follow.  

Are there things in your life have that you been so certain about?  Did they come true?

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It simply is



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Portraits Project: Art by Jamie Hansen coming to the Anderson Arts Center in September 2021
Portraits Project: Art by Jamie Hansen coming to the Anderson Arts Center in September 2021

by Jamie Hansen December 16, 2020

The Anderson Arts Center is located at 110 Federal Street in Anderson, South Carolina.  An opening reception for the show is scheduled for Friday, September 10, 2021. My brightly colored portraits will explore themes of adaptation, resilience, and hope. 
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by Jamie Hansen September 17, 2020

Edit and print beautiful posters for your next concert or recital using my concert poster templates. Here's how my templates can make it easy to create beautiful promotional materials for your music.
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by Jamie Hansen August 31, 2020

Stepping back to let someone else handle the manufacturing, shipping, and delivery:  my plan is to shift a lot of the products to places like Redbubble and Zazzle so my international customers can have a better experience with my art.